Early detection of vision problems in children is important for their future correction. Therefore, if you think that your child does not see correctly, consult your specialist as soon as possible.
Watching for signs of poor vision can save you trouble now and in the future.
Ophthalmology specialists recommend that your child's vision be checked regularly. In principle, it should be your pediatrician who performs the initial controls.
When they are born, babies already receive a complete examination of eye morphology. Later, it is advisable for children to have their first comprehensive eye exam at three years of age. From that age, it is advisable for an ophthalmologist to examine the fundus of the eye and calibrate its visual acuity.
1. Sit very close to the television
2. Constantly complaining of headaches and tired eyes
3. Write closer and closer to the paper
4. Feeling difficult to read from a distance
5. Squinting to see something that is far away
6. Losing interest in reading and studying
7. Have difficulty running
8. Appear clumsy in movements
9. Present excessive tearing and stinging in the eyes
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Foods that heal vision and eyes. Not seeing well affects children's school performance. Food plays a very important role in the prevention of eye health. Advice from Dr. Vidales to take care of children's vision through food.
Children's good vision affects not only their development but also their intellectual capacity. And it is that not seeing well affects the school performance of children. Sight is the direction through which the greatest amount of information is received, approximately 90 percent. According to a study carried out by the Foundation of the Institute of Visual Sciences of Madrid (INCIVI), between 15 and 30 percent of school failure can be due to vision problems.
Bad handwriting, spelling mistakes, or difficulty reading are sometimes the result of focus or perception problems, which are very difficult to detect without medical help. In most cases, children do not complain, but there are some attitudes that can make adults suspect that there is a problem.
Food plays a very important role in the prevention of eye health. What are the foods that heal children's vision and eyes, and how to prepare them to make the most of their properties and appeal to children?
Dr. Maria Concepcion Vidales Aznar, a specialist in nutrition, dietetics Human and disorders of eating behavior, director of the Nutrimedic clinic, and author of the book Kitchen curing ensures that a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, and essential fatty acids are essential for keep children's vision in good condition.
The best foods for maintaining good eye health are red and orange fruits and vegetables. This is due to its content of vitamin A and provitamin A (beta-carotene), both with preventive and beneficial properties for vision. They also contain significant amounts of vitamin C with antioxidant effects.
Likewise, fruits and vegetables, in general, are rich in B vitamins, which are necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system and the transmission of information to the brain. Other substances necessary for good eye health are lutein and zeaxanthin, two pigments that we can also find in many orange and green fruits and vegetables.
To take care of the visual health of children's eye care, it has been established that 60 percent of vitamin A intake must come from the diet, that is, we must ingest carotenoids from food. The consumption of 2.1 mg daily of beta-carotene in the form of supplements can also be recommended.
The best way to take advantage of vitamin A is to eat red-orange fruits, vegetables, such as peaches, carrots, oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes, and mangoes. They should be consumed raw as fresh fruits, but children also take them very well in juices and are highly recommended.